I'm just back from the Society for Neuroscience meeting - with about 30,000 attending it's a big event and having a booth there gives us a great chance to meet old and new customers. Most of the competition there in our field - Electromyography - are in the Research and Investigational fields, limited to animal and academic use only whereas our FDA510(k) product marketing approvals allow our systems to be used…Continue
Added by Edmund Cramp on November 21, 2013 at 9:10am — No Comments
Calling all entrepreneurs!!! Casting call for Steve Kaplan’s new television show Bag the Elephant. Steve is looking for interesting people who have unique products and stories. Steve will be filming in Baton Rouge soon (VERY SOON). His television show is similar to Shark Tank, but instead of pitching to investors the entrepreneur will be pitching to buyers of various national retail companies. Check out Steve’s website www.stevekaplanlive.com…Continue
Added by Chris Reid on October 29, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological…Continue
Added by George Lane on May 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
• What is your valuation and how did you come up with that number as it seems too high?
• What kind of market traction does your company have?
• Is your business model scalable?
• What is your break-even point? How many customers will it take for you to reach that number?
• What is your competitive advantage?
• What is your exit strategy?
• Are there companies in your industry…
Added by Sean Simone on May 24, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
We've just returned from a meeting in Cincinnati (the annual Gait and Clinical Motion Analysis Society conference) and been amazed at the interest from both universities and clinical users - people are spending money again. Our business normally lags the economy for anything up to a year - this is pretty consistent so it's very encouraging to see this.
Added by Edmund Cramp on May 23, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments
Trust in a mentor/mentee relationship plays a key role in the success of the mentorship experience, and can also have an impact on the long term success of the business. According to Anthony Hughes, director of JumpStart’s mentoring program, “until you have a relationship that is rooted in trust, you cannot have an open and honest discussion about the challenges that face the business.” But how can a mentor build trust with an entrepreneur he/she is mentoring? Here are eight ways to do just…Continue
Added by Tiffan Clark on May 2, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments
MidSouth Bank is Taking Care of Business - loans up to $50,000 @5.786% APR. No financials needed. Message me for details.
Added by Maureen Dunham on April 25, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
People often use the terms management and leadership interchangeably. This is especially true for start-up businesses, where the founder must be leader, manager, office administrator and head of operations all at once. But when it comes to leadership, small businesses can incorporate a variety of styles or methods. These approaches can produce very different outcomes—and can mean the difference between unproductive employees with a high attrition rate and happy employees that want to grow…Continue
Added by Tiffan Clark on March 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
BatonRougeNightOut.com, a website that started Jan. 1, 2013, is a website that will be including everything that goes on in the Baton Rouge Area, including events, drink specials, and local bands. We also are starting BatonRougeNightOut.com Radio Stations that will include everything from Top 40 to local bands of all genres. Right now I am a one man show and posting looking for trying to either partner or provide a service for other Baton Rouge Entrepreneurs. Other services are providing a…Continue
Job Growth in 2012 - Largest Metro Areas:
Drivers of growth are 3 sectors: energy, tech & manufacturing. Texas dominates our list (200,000 oil jobs added since '02. In first place: Austin, 2nd: Houston, 4th: Fort Worth, 6th: Dallas, 13th: New Orleans
Added by Sean Simone on February 15, 2013 at 6:45pm — No Comments
One of the most significant decisions an entrepreneur must face is how to fund their startup. With a number of options available, it is important to know the benefits of each in order to determine the best approach, because what may be good for one business may not work at all for another.
Many entrepreneurs start by being completely self-sufficient, essentially pulling their business up by the bootstraps and using existing resources to fund it.…Continue
Added by Tiffan Clark on February 1, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments
The term “pivot” became part of the entrepreneur’s vernacular after being introduced in Eric Ries’ best-selling book The Lean Startup. Used to describe how startups change the direction of their business in order to survive, this term is most often heard when describing tech companies. But the reality is that most successful small businesses, regardless of industry, don’t end up running the exact business they started. Somewhere along the way, they’ve had to pivot.
Added by Tiffan Clark on January 22, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments
Louisiana Agriculture Magazine has just released an issue on the LSU AgCenter Office of Intellectual Property for its 25th anniversary. It features several articles on companies from Louisiana and elsewhere using university technologies to improve or start their businesses. It also contains information on some exciting research still available for new commercial partners. We look forward to working with the entrepreneurial community and others to help commercialize the next generation of…Continue
Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions! Of course, we all make resolutions with the good intention of keeping them. But let’s be honest: Resolutions, whether personal or business-related, seem like they are made to be broken. The majority of us who make resolutions this year will have given up on most of them by February. However, according to a study by Proactive Change®, “people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t…Continue
Added by Tiffan Clark on January 4, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments
Being asked to serve on a board is a big responsibility, and so prospective board members should understand the opportunity before making a commitment. For starters, you should do your research on the company and its founders to make sure you are interested in, passionate about, and able to add value to the business. From there, if you are still intrigued, speak with current board members, the CEO or members of the management team. Boards can make a big impact on the ultimate success or…Continue
Added by Tiffan Clark on November 28, 2012 at 12:42pm — No Comments
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Added by Javon Jenkins on October 18, 2012 at 10:38am — No Comments
If our start-up is anything like our marriage, I am certain this Forbes article is dead on. After fourteen years of marriage and three chidlren I have learned that my wife keeps the whole thing running smoothly. Let's hope that the theory holds true with our start-up . . . Read the article and see what you think.
Added by Mark Goodson on October 12, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments
Email may be the most common form of online communication, but it should be one of the first places you go to get the word out about your new crowdfunding endeavor. An engaging subject line with a short…Continue
Added by Sean Simone on September 12, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments
The perspective of starting and operating a small business helps our firm better relate and represent other businesses. Here is an article from the Baton Rouge Business Report spotlighting David Ogwyn as an attorney and small business owner. http://ning.it/NJe5Jp
Added by David H. Ogwyn on September 1, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Real entrepreneurs discover what they're passionate about and find and doggedly work to achieve their goal, even in the face of numerous naysayers.
Well my passion is encouraging every child to achieve their potential. Dropping out of school in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade is almost always a road block to their achieving that potential. So I'm working with CHOICES.org and local Rotarians to…Continue
Added by Carl B. Herrick on August 11, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments